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    dual core operton boards

    any recommends for a motherboard to support a operton dual core think its the 170, i assumed the epox and they have told me it wont run it.

    AMD Opteron 170, 2.0GHz, Socket 939, 2MB

    EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLI,nForce4 SLI,Socket-939 ,ATX,S-ATA2,GbLAN,Firewire,DDR, PCI-Ex16

    some told me u could but epox say nah...computer says no...lol

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    Runs on Abit AN8 series.
    Bear in mind that AMD may not let any mobo mfr claim official support for an Opteron in a standard desktop board same as they won't with Mobiles.
    Of course that doesn't mean that they won't work in desktops ...

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    I dont see why, with the latest BIOS the epox recognise dual core and Opty, im running an 146 atm no problem

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    • csi_grissom's system
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    i actually sent them a spec on what i wanted and epox said nah that 170 wont work on it which led to me ask around which boards do i dont wanna get it and see it wont work or damage the board.

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    It wont damage the board, pretty impossible IMO. It either boot up saying unknown CPU or dont boot up @ all, why dont u go for the Asus or the DFI ones ?

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    • csi_grissom's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Quadcore@2.4
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 1x Verlosus Raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800gt OC
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      • 700FPS
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    well if one of those will do they job thats not a prob, but which ones and are u sure they will work?

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    I'm aware that "Snedger" just got his 165 up and running, might wanna PM him for some Q&A

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